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Robert Jack Ely

April 5, 1933 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 87)


Robert Jack Ely, 87, of Shillington, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the Mifflin Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley M. Ely who passed away on April 30, 2018. Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Waldo Ely and Mae C. Pauley. Robert served proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War where he was a purple heart and bronze star recipient. He is survived by his children, Christine Ely, Carol Osman, Robert J. Ely Jr., Jack Ely, Cindy Ely, Terry Ely, Anthony Re; grandchildren, Joseph, Justin, Raymond Jr. , Jennifer, Kevin, Jacob, and Mason; and great grandchildren, Everett, Jordyn, Giani, Connor, Kayla, Gabriel, and Brian. In addition to his beloved wife he was predeceased by his son Raymond Ely.


A private graveside service will be held at Berks County Memorial Gardens. Whelan & Schwartz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

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